People line up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Linquan county, in eastern China’s Anhui province, on May 13. Picture: AP People line up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Linquan county, in eastern China’s Anhui province, on May 13. Picture: AP
People line up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Linquan county, in eastern China’s Anhui province, on May 13. Picture: AP

Review |
Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe – Niall Ferguson explores Covid-19 and other disasters of the past, as well as those yet to come

  • Ferguson’s latest book is devoted to putting Covid-19 in context, with comparisons with other plagues and catastrophes such as economic collapses and famines
  • Overall it is an informative, amusing and thought-provoking read that is full of steadying good sense for these troubled times

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People line up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Linquan county, in eastern China’s Anhui province, on May 13. Picture: AP People line up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Linquan county, in eastern China’s Anhui province, on May 13. Picture: AP
People line up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Linquan county, in eastern China’s Anhui province, on May 13. Picture: AP
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